Enter to Win an Autographed copy of “The Crickets Orchestra” Cd by a Canadian Musician Meaghan Smith and a limited edition print drawn by Meaghan herself!


Last week I wrote about the wonderful concert I attended at Centennial hall where I learned of an awesome Canadian artist Meaghan Smith. Meaghan Smiths Cd was released today “The Crickets Orchestra.” To celebrate I have been contacted  and have the opportunity to offer the great readers of Smart Canucks a chance to win an Autographed Cd of The Crickets Orchestra, along with a limited edition print drawn by Meaghan Smith herself! Also second and third place will be sent a copy of the Cd! How great is that!

Before we get into the contest rules and information heres a bit of info about Meaghan Smith:

Meaghan Smith was born to be a singer. She just didn’t always know it. Meaghan studied animation in pursuit of her drawing (she is also a talented artist), but she just couldn’t get the music out of her system. While in college, she performed secret concerts in front of friends in stairwells and eventually overcame a serious case of stage fright. Soon, she was performing local shows in her adopted home of Halifax where she caught the eye of Warner Music Canada, and ultimately Sire Records in the U.S.

The Cricket’s Orchestra, set for release Today February 9th, cannot be classified into a one genre-specific category. It is neither Pop, Jazz, Folk, or Adult Contemporary. It is all of those. The music is timeless and infectious. At certain moments, it conjures up images of Billie Holiday, and at others, Diana Krall or Norah Jones. When you think you’ve figured it all out, you are thrown a curveball when respected Montréal D.J., Kid Koala scratches a retro groove (on A Little Love). Over the course of the past year, Meaghan has toured with the likes of k.d. lang, Sarah McLaughlin, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Purdy, and most recently Chantal Kreviazuk. Expect more touring plans for early 2010 to be announced shortly.

Contest rules

1. The contest will be open from Today until Monday February 15th 2010 at 11am, to all Canadians

2. Enter simply by posting a comment about Canadian music!

3. You can enter once a day, but only once a day ( We will disqualify if yo do not follow rules.)

4. Winners will be drawn randomly and posted on the blog on February 15 2010 at 12pm

5. Winners will be given my email address to provide home addresses so prizes can be sent out.

Good luck everyone!

Oh and make sure to check back often because I heard theres going to be a contest for a certain Mr. Buble next week… *wink* *wink* ladies…….



“I am greatly moved by the music of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s – times when things were pure and simple – so I wanted my music to recall those eras, but I wanted to put my own spin on it.”  
                    – Meaghan Smith

*Bumping because the contest ends soon!

156 responses to “Enter to Win an Autographed copy of “The Crickets Orchestra” Cd by a Canadian Musician Meaghan Smith and a limited edition print drawn by Meaghan herself!”

  1. trucks says:

    “”a certain Mr. Buble next week “””!!!!
    woot woot 😀

  2. Shop Girl says:

    Love “Five More Minutes” by Meaghan Smith!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Gotta support Canadian artists. Will definitely look into this album 🙂

  4. Jennie says:

    We should support all Canadian artists 🙂
    Their music is definately unique, just like our country! I love it! 🙂

  5. meguwo says:

    We share the same name and hometown- how cool is that! I am proud to be Canadian! Don’t forget the to watch the Juno Awards April 18th! Follow them on twitter: http://twitter.com/TheJUNOAwards

  6. sandray says:

    Lovely voice.
    Cute video on youtube with animation.

  7. wifegriz says:

    Canadian music rocks!! We sure have come a long way since Anne Murray!

  8. Julie Leeds says:

    Hey, Anne Murray was fine in her day….and there has been quite a bit of Canadian Music around, its just the the U.S. record labels scoop them up quickly. I can’t blame the performers for going big. Canada on its own can’t fully support a music/drama/Entertainment industry to the potential that the U.S. market offers.

    Canada definitely has the talent, we just don’t have a large population.

  9. macica says:

    I’m all for supporting our home grown talent. Hoping Meaghan will have a successful career and make Canada proud.

  10. Andie says:

    It always exciting to be aware of someone at the launch of what promises to be a big career. Best of luck to Meaghan, I definitely look forward to exploring her music.

  11. srishayini says:

    There are a lot of talented Canadian musicians around and they are now getting the recognition they reserve.

  12. Sue s says:

    I was in a record store where I overheard a foreign couple ask the young sales clerk to recommend some Canadian Music after sometime and only having come up with Anne Murray, I stepped in to help. She was shocked to hear that the groups I named off were Canadian. So I’m proud to promote Canadian music. Sing on Meaghan!

  13. BRENDA says:

    Sounds like the type of music and artists I would love to hear and support. Epecially ah Canadian! Will keep my eyes & ears open for Meaghan SMITH & Cricket’s orchestra. Thanks smart canucks for their exposure.

  14. Luc-Rock says:

    I love discovering new Canadian music. Count me in!

  15. cw says:

    Go all Canadian Artists GO, make beautiful music for the world!

  16. I’m not sure that I have heard her music before. But I am all for supporting local and Canadian musicians.

  17. thekaraokechick says:

    We love our Canadian Artists. Ther are quite a few good ones and I’m glad for that. It is nice to see new artists blooming from Canada as well.
    Go Meaghan!!!

  18. RobynCD says:

    Canadian music makes me so proud! This is an awesome contest 🙂

  19. benji says:

    I believe in supporting Canadian artists as well, but I’ve never heard of her!

  20. Melody113 says:

    Never heard her before but would love toooo

  21. freestuffforme says:

    I love Canadian music! It was my pleasure to meet many local musicians when I lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON.

  22. Lillian says:

    <3 Canadian music!

    love Meaghan’s music too and her style! Would love to win the CD because so far I love her videos on youtube 🙂

  23. Kelly says:

    I’m interested to hear the rest of her album! It seems like everyone enjoys her “Five More Minutes”….i’m no exception.

  24. Rice says:

    Go Canadian MUSIC~

  25. Richard says:

    Are you really in Canadian music before you’ve been interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette?

  26. asmdrangon says:

    Love to know more Canadian artists.

  27. Monica says:

    It is excellent to see, and hear new Canadian talent. She will surely soar to great heights with her musical talent.
    Hope to see her on the Juno Awards this year.

  28. Grace says:

    I love supporting Canadian artists!

  29. Marion says:

    Canadian music is awesome. I have heard great things about Meaghan and would love to receive her CD.

  30. oceanblue says:

    Canada Music ROCKS! Never heard of Meaghan Smith .. but I’m sure we will hear all about her very soon!

  31. CC says:

    Canadian musicians are taking over the world!

  32. itsjustmebub says:

    wow sally this is awesome! obviously anyone who knows me knows i adore Canadian music … perhaps a certain 2 twins i heart just a tad 😉 😉
    i’d love to win woo!

  33. carol says:

    Saw her in concert with Chantal in Manitoba before Christmas. Loved the concert!

  34. babygonnermann says:

    I love Canadian music, and wholeheartedly support it. I love Meaghan’s music as well. I think she is just fabulous 🙂

  35. FDF says:

    canadian music rules

  36. Karen says:

    What a voice! Very nice… very classic. She could go far, hope she does 🙂

  37. Rachel says:

    I love to support Canadian talent! Thanks for the offer.

  38. Terry says:

    Canadian music and Canadian artists are the best!

  39. IreneK says:

    I love Canadian homegrown talent.

  40. KJ says:

    My friend and I went to the concert at Centiennal Hall. Meghan Smith was amazing. She offers something new to the Canadian music sence.

  41. Bookworm gal :) says:

    Canadian singers and musicians rock!!!

  42. Maureen says:

    Had the pleasure of seeing Meaghan Smith when she and Matt Anderson performed when Stuart MacLean and The Vinyl cafe came to town. She is a very engaging performer with a style of her own.

  43. Victoria says:

    Canadian music is definitely the best; probably because we are such unique writers. Put our literary skills with our mix of music styles and we have a unique and wonderful addition to our Canadian culture!

  44. scarletdiva says:

    canada has some of the best music around! including my boyfriend’s band, ultraviolence! if you like ac/dc, check them out! http://www.uvkillz.com

  45. Judy says:

    Canadian music rocks! 🙂

  46. Marianne says:

    You would be suprised at the number of quietly Canadian musicians

  47. Natalka says:

    I think Meaghan’s style and her amazing voice are absolutely fab! Definitely a throwback to past generations, with modernity! Very cool!

    For a listen –

  48. itsjustmebub says:

    day 2
    The most influential album on my life is Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan … another Canadian

  49. Carla says:

    Another Canadian – YES! Canadian Singers – The Best!
    Thank You for entertaining us.

  50. Yolande Dabby says:

    Looking forward to listening to Meaghan’s music.

  51. Lindy says:

    Canadian singers like the Guess Who, Avril Lavigne, and Bare Naked Ladies are just a few of our great talents here in Canada. Now we have Meaghan Smith. I really love her song “Five More Minutes”.

  52. freestuffforme says:

    I wish more of our musicians could find fame like Shania Twain and Celine Dion!

  53. Sandie says:

    Canadian music has been ignored for too long, it’s time for musicians like Meaghan Smith, Matt Dusk, and other great canadian artists that don’t fit in the “pop music” genre, to have their time in the spot light, way to go Meaghan!

  54. Tara says:

    Canadian music is so soulful. I have been to many Canadian concerts-Sarah McLachlan, Blue Rodeo, Jan Arden for starters. I read a small blurb about Meaghan in one of my magazines-really looking forward to hearing her.

  55. Cathy M says:

    I love new Canadian talent. Meaghan Smith’s singing coupled with her great animation will go far. Keep it up!

  56. Jennie says:

    Support Canadian Artists 🙂

  57. Linda Peters says:

    All of our Canadian artists are great and we should support one and all

  58. R.J. Crowe says:

    I listed to Meaghan Smith’s performance and interview with Jian Ghomeshi earlier this week on CBC Radio 1’s Q. It’s great to hear another creative and unique Canadian voice. Easily in the company of Jill Barber, Sarah Slean and Feist.

  59. Kerri says:

    Canadian music Rocks! We have to support our own talent!

  60. Sue B says:

    Meaghan is so unique and Buble is the best!!

  61. babygonnermann says:

    Canadian music RAWKS!!

  62. sandray says:

    Thanks Smartcanucks for exposing us to an amazing Canadian artist.
    This is a great way to help Canadian artists. I had never heard of Meaghan before but she does have a lovely voice.
    Canada has so much talent.

  63. Jerome Desilets says:

    Wow! I hope the world is listening …… Canada has another star!!

  64. tjg says:

    I listened to the samples of all the songs on iTunes, they sound great!

  65. Marion says:

    Looking forward to Buble as well. Even if I don’t win the Meaghan CD I will certainly be buying it

  66. Shop Girl says:

    Love it!! Another awesome Canadian artist is Tara MacLean.

  67. Brody says:

    One Acre Lot, great up and coming East Coast Canadian band! http://www.myspace.com/oneacrelot

  68. Jessicar says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of her.
    Canadian Artists are great! Love supporting them 😀

  69. Alex says:

    Canadian music feels so much more “real” to me. Less “manufactured” than US music. I’m not saying this applies to all Canadian music (or US music for that matter). But when I hear artists like Hawksley Workman, Serena Ryder and of course Meaghan Smith – I almost feel connected, because it sounds so real. In contrast, when I listen to some US music, like the princess of Pop, Britney, I don’t feel that connection, because it just doesn’t feel as real (still love Britney though… just not as much as Hawksley’s music!)

  70. rhubarb says:

    Thank you Tragically Hip for decades of outstanding Canadian music.

  71. gnorman says:

    North of the 49th is where the music rocks!

  72. Audrey Guthrie says:

    Canada is filled with wonderful performers who should really be heard worldwide.

  73. KJ says:

    Canadian music is the best. Saw The Hip 3 times last year. This year I am going to see Headley and Nickleback at the JLC in London. Cannot wait to rock out….

  74. starkith says:

    I am so impressed with Canada’s musicians

  75. McLeod says:

    Whats not to love about Canadian musicians?

  76. itsjustmebub says:

    Day 3 – Tegan & Sara were on The Hour last night with Strombo
    I love all 3 of them 😉

  77. Nicole says:

    I saw her at the London Chantal concert and she was wonderful! I thought her and her husband duo was such a great story – taking the chance – financially she mentioned – for her to leave her first career and take a chance on a musical career- certainly paid off!

  78. Jennie says:

    I love her dress and style 🙂

  79. Liz says:

    I don’t know why Canadian musicians aren’t given alot of credit by our their american peers but whatever.. Their loss!

    Canadian musicians are awesome 😉

  80. babygonnermann says:

    Still lovin the Canadian music and Meaghan, of course 🙂

  81. sandray says:

    Love Canadian music.
    Meaghan Smith is a rising star.

  82. wifegriz says:

    Holly Cole is another Canadian artist who I enjoy listening to.

  83. Bookworm gal :) says:

    Woot for Canadian artists!

  84. Cheap says:

    I like Canadian music.

  85. Shop Girl says:

    I love Canadian music and Canadians… can’t wait to see the Michael Buble contest next week!!

    thanks Sally!

  86. kate says:

    I love Canadian music. They pick a lot of influences to create something all their own, usually keeping their heritage at heart. There are certain singers I really don’t like, Celiene Dion, Avril Lavigne, Shinaia Twain, but they sell records, so good for them. Also they bring more attention to our Canadian music scene.

  87. trucks says:

    whoops forgot to enter yesterday


  88. Judy says:

    Meaghan is a great Canadian artist!

  89. Marisa says:

    I really enjoy reading the comments on this web site – people are, for the most part, kind and thoughtful, with useful ideas. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the contest to promote Canadian music.

  90. itsjustmebub says:

    Day 4 – hmm … what to discuss today?
    I used to like Bryan Adams and I’ve been to 1 of his concerts? nooo .. I wouldn’t want anyone to know that 😛 😛

  91. Jennie says:

    @ itsjustmebub
    I love Bryan, we should all support Canadian Artists 🙂

  92. sandray says:

    Has anyone heard Meaghan on the radio yet? I guess if we want to support our Canadian artists, we could request radio stations play their music.

  93. freestuffforme says:

    Have you heard any of these Canadian artists? If not, check them out:

    Craig Cardiff
    Danny Michel
    Rose Cousins
    Cancel Winter
    The Jolly Llamas
    Paul McInnis
    Hawksley Workman

  94. Bookworm gal :) says:

    Meaghan’s website is gorgeous! I love it and her voice! Another group of Canadian musicians I love is Great Big Sea.

  95. trucks says:

    I love the one song by Bryan Adams..Summer of 69 😀

  96. Judy says:

    Bryan Adams lip-synching at the Olympics.. ouch!

  97. starkith says:

    Canadian musicians rock

  98. sandray says:

    So much Canadian talent. It would have been nice to have more Canadian singers featured at the Olympic opener.

  99. I got one of songs from a Starbucks iTunes card. It has been the only one I have ever actually kept, which is saying something!

  100. seylz_gurl says:

    cdn entertainers at olympic opening ceremonies, luv sarah mclachlan, brian adams were wonderful…..and kd lang was amazing. proud day to be cdn.

  101. babygonnermann says:

    Canadian music is the best music that is out there 🙂

  102. freestuffforme says:

    Remember when Alanis Morissette was really popular? I wonder what she’s doing now…

    It seems she’s still making music. http://www.alanis.com/

  103. Bookworm gal :) says:

    All these posts remind me of what great Canadian artists/musicians we have out there! (And I’m thinking I’ll have a listen to some of the ones that are new to me tonight 🙂

  104. trucks says:

    are YSP WSD canadian? I love them!

  105. Judy says:

    Canada should be proud of all the great artists we’ve produced over the years!

  106. babygonnermann says:

    There have been some great Canadian musicians playing at the Olympics so far!! Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, and so many many more!!

  107. Julie Leeds says:

    I forgot to comeback to enter again until today!!!

    I forgot to mention I really like “Lights” any other fans?

  108. Bookworm gal :) says:

    I wikipedia’d Canadian musicians and was amazed by how many we have! Go Canada!

  109. sandray says:

    So proud of our Canadian singers. I wonder who will sing at the Olympic closing ceremonies.

  110. Tanis says:

    This looks awesome… probably just as awesome as KD Lang was at the Olympic Ceremony!!!

    Thank you!

  111. Jane says:

    Nelly Furtado was a big thing:)

  112. Andie says:

    I love when other people point out new talent to me – I don’t get out as much these days, and I hate not hearing about new and talented musicians.

  113. seylz_gurl says:

    Meaghan Smith is very talented…one to watch

  114. Susan says:

    Love Canadian music!

  115. Carla says:

    Bravo – Canadian artists – Meaghan Smith, Nikki Yanofsky, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, David Foster, Paul Anka, etc., etc., etc. Go Canada!

  116. Alicia says:

    Canadian artists rock! It’s always great when you can discover home-grown talent.

  117. Rockin' Kitty says:

    I am looking forward to hearing Meagan’s spin on the 20-40’s genre.
    Thanks for posting Sally!

  118. trucks says:

    for feb 14 -Canadian music rocks!

  119. JEnn says:

    Looking at my CD collection, over half is from Canadian artists. Not something I’ve done conciously but it just goes to show that Canadian artists can really hold their own in the world of music. It’s great to see so much support and encouragement for them. Some Canadian favourites include Gordon Lightfoot, Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Barstool Prophets, Sarah McLauchlin, Neil Young, Crush, Treble Charger, OLP, Blue Rodeo, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Paul Brandt, Emerson Drive, Colin James, Damhnait Doyle…….and the list goes on!

  120. Edward says:

    Canadian artist are so inspiring. I wish I could be like them too.

  121. Jessica Z says:

    Thank you for introducing us to a new Canadian artist! Always looking for great Canadian musicians to support!

  122. Bex says:

    Canada has some of the greatest musicians in the world. 🙂

  123. ribbons says:

    Proud to support Canadian music – it’s awesome!!

  124. VN says:

    It is always nice to hear about a new Canadian artist. We need to support our up and coming stars.

  125. CarolD says:

    Lover of Canadian music since the first time I heard the Guess Who waaaay back when. Good luck to Meaghan with her new record!

  126. debh says:

    I’ve always loved Paul Anka and saw him a couple of times in concert. I even have his autograph and a photo of him with me after a concert.

  127. misterpete says:

    Canadians have such a huge wealth of incredible talent!

    Wouldn’t it be great to see Jeff Healey
    nominated for Canada’s Walk of Fame?

    Meaghan is another wonderful example of why
    Canada should be proud of their musicians – she’s awesome!

  128. cheapskate101 says:

    alot of my fav artists are canadians. canadian music is awesome!

  129. Litesandsirens911 says:

    I love Canadian music…it’s the music I grew up with: from Bryan Adams, Anne Murray, KD Lang, and now Michael Buble and Meaghan Smith…they have wnderful crooner voices, her voice reminds me of simpler times and is so very soothing.I hope to see Meaghan in music for a long time to come…

  130. Shop Girl says:

    Don’t forget Corey Hart… he’s Canadian too! One of my first crushes too.

  131. Annie-Claude says:

    Canadian music is awesome in so many ways… I would have to say that they are unique. Good rythym and thoughtfull words.

  132. itsjustmebub says:

    ahh i see this lovely thread got a bump 🙂 🙂

    lets see … today i will mention …

    Tegan & Sara’s next single will be Alligator


  133. iloveluca says:

    Canadian music has improved soooooooo much over the last 10 years.

    Dallas Green is AMAZING! I never get tired of him.

  134. rld0724 says:

    Proud to support Canadian music, is there really any better music out there?

  135. Irish Girl says:

    Would love to hear more music from this woman! Canadian music rocks….

  136. Judy says:

    I’m proud of all our artists!

  137. Sharilyn says:

    Canadian artists make me so proud to be a Canadian!!! Keep it coming Meaghan!

  138. Susan says:

    Canada has so many great artists!

  139. freestuffforme says:

    I was listening to Sarah Harmer’s “You Were Here” yesterday, and remembering what a fantastic artist she is. Check her out if you haven’t already!

  140. phgirly says:

    I had the honor to see Meaghan Smith play with Jesse Cook. Amazing. I love a lot of great Canadian Artists such as the Rankins, Jimmy Rankin, Joel Plaskitt, Tegan and Sara, Lenny Gallant, Serena Ryder, Bruce Gouthro, Gordie Sampson and the list goes on and on. What a talented country we have for musicans and athletics. Go Canada!!

  141. Yolande Dabby says:

    Love Canadadian music. Hope I win

  142. Greg Terakita says:

    Hockey may be Canada’s greatest contribution to the world of sports, but music is our big gift to the world of culture.

  143. Suzanne says:

    Love Canadian music. We need to encourage our artists.

  144. Rebecca says:

    I haven’t heard of her, but I like to support Canadian artists. …Am looking for her music now…

  145. Mir says:

    Luv listening to Canadian songwriters – fresh, original!

  146. Dianne Bull says:

    Our Canadian music talent is phenominal. We are blessed.

  147. Lorne Zimmerman says:

    Canadian musicians have been celebrated for decades and in many instances we might not be aware that some artists are originally Canadian…GO CANADA GO

  148. CC says:

    Canadian musicians are doing a great job at promoting what they do. It’s about time they started getting better recognition.

  149. Litesandsirens911 says:

    Just doing my daily entry, I would love to win Meaghan’s cd, she is such a talented singer, and a rising canadian starlet!

  150. sandray says:

    I like Meaghan Smith’s version of Silver Bells. She should do a Christmas album in the future.
    Canada has such talented musicians.

  151. sandra says:

    OMG! Meaghan is amazing! Her show in Saskatoon was totally amazing, and I totally can’t wait for her next tour!

  152. Sandra says:

    OMG I totally love silver bells too. My husband gave me the song for Valentines Day yesterday. I can’t get enough of that song.

  153. Louise says:

    Met many Canadian musicians. They are the best.

  154. Lindy says:

    I really enjoy Meaghan’s music. A unique talent and special performance artist.

  155. Jeannie says:

    Canadian music is awesome…. The Best,,,,,,

  156. Sandra says:

    Above, I meant to say silver balls, not bells…LOL.


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